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Now that you’ve decided to put your home in the market, you need to get it ready for the sale. Follow these tips to attract more offers.

Work with a local expert

Look for a Realtor who knows the housing market. A local expert is in tune with the wants and needs of buyers, which allows them to market your home effectively. They can also give you tips on repairs and upgrades that can boost the value of your home, price your home right, negotiate on your behalf, and so on.The Goswitz Team can guide you through the selling process. Call 865.218.1159 or send an email to [mail_to email=””][/mail_to].

Make repairs

Been putting off any major or minor repairs? Now’s the time to get them done. You’ll also have to spruce up your home by tidying up, giving it a fresh coat of paint, and doing some landscaping. You only have a few seconds to make a positive first impression, so maximize your home’s curb appeal.Discerning buyers will take note of cosmetic and structural issues and use them as leverage to bring down the price. You Realtor will advise you accordingly, and can put you in touch with contractors and suppliers.

Price your home correctly

Pricing your home right is the key to getting it sold fast. Many sellers understandably overestimate the price of their home because of their emotional attachment to it, but you don’t want to end up pricing it too low either.A Realtor can help price your home accurately based on comparable sales in your neighborhood and overall market trends. And when it comes to a unique or luxury property, a knowledgeable agent will also take the standout features of your home into consideration when setting the price.

Stage your home

Before inviting buyers to view the home, make it more desirable by staging it. Depersonalize the space as much as possible by removing family photos and similar items. This enables buyers to envision the space as their own. Neutral colors and tasteful décor can also give the home wider appeal.Luxury homes need to be staged differently, so you might want to hire a professional. A staging company can play up the property’s unique features without foregoing universal appeal. They can also team up with a gallery and bring in some artwork.

Produce marketing collateral

When selling your home, it helps to invest in high quality marketing materials. Hire a real estate photographer who can take flattering pictures of your home. Your Realtor will have pros that they’ve already vetted or will do the work themselves. If you want to take the photos yourself, be sure to use a good camera. Good photos always increase the chance of selling your home

Talk up the neighborhood

Buyers aren’t just purchasing your home. They’re also purchasing the neighborhood. That’s why it helps to emphasize the strengths of the neighborhood in your marketing campaign. If it’s located near schools, shops, and outdoor attractions, play that up in your marketing. The same goes for properties located by the water, or those that command 360 views.

Get the word out

Your Realtor will promote the listing on their platforms, but you can give their marketing campaign an extra boost by getting the word out on your own social media accounts. Let your friends and colleagues know about the listing – you might find a buyer in your own personal network.

Vet offers

Once the offers start coming in, you’ll have to choose the best one. The highest offer isn’t necessarily the best offer – some buyers might be capable of closing the sale faster, while others might be willing to remove certain contingencies.

With these tips in mind, you’ll find a qualified buyer in no time.

If you are thinking about selling your home in Knoxville consider calling Patrick, Frank, or Jennifer Goswitz today.  865-218-1159.